The Bookanistas: an eclectic group of YA and MG authors reviewing an eclectic assortment of YA and MG books.

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Archive: YA/Adult Speculative Fiction (Not Incl. Science Fiction)

YOUNG ADULT
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

B

BAD TASTE IN BOYS by Carrie Harris
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller
Review by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Become by Ali Cross
Review by SR Johannes

BLESSED by Cynthia Leitich-Smith
Review by Carrie Harris

BLOOD MAGIC by Tessa Gratton
Review by Elana Johnson

THE BODY FINDER by Kimberly Derting
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller


BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood
Review by Tracy E. Banghart


C
THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU & ME by Jess Rothenberg
Review by Corrine Jackson

CLARITY by Kim Harrington
Review by Tracy E. Banghart
Review by Elana Johnson

THE COLLECTOR by Victoria Scott
Review by Carrie Harris

D

THE DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES by Carrie Ryan
Review by Elana Johnson
Review by SR Johannes

DARK GODDESS by Sarwat Chadda
Review by SR Johannes


DEAD SILENCE by Kimberly Derting


DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins
Review by Corrine Jackson
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Sneak Peek by SR Johannes

E
THE ETERNAL ONES by Kirsten Miller
Review by Elana Johnson

F
FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller

FURY by Elizabeth Miles
Review by Elana Johnson

G
GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers
Review by Stasia Ward Kehoe

H
HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins
Review by Corrine Jackson
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER by Lish McBride
Review by Carrie Harris

HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire

Review by Elana Johnson

I

INSOMNIA by J.R. Johansonn
Review by Shannon Messenger
Review by Carrie Harris

J

JULIET IMMORTAL by Stacey Jay
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

L
LACRIMOSA by Christine Fonseca
Review by Tracy E. Banghart
Review by SR Johannes

LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger
Review by Elana Johnson

THE LOST SAINT by Bree Despain
Review by Elana Johnson


M
MIND GAMES by Kiersten White
Review by Christine Fonseca

N

THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller
Review by Elana Johnson
Review by Christine Fonseca

A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL by Suzanne Young
Review by Elana Johnson

NIGHTSHADE by Andrea Cremer
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller
Review by Elana Johnson

O


The Originals by Cat Patrick


P
PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller
Review by Elana Johnson

PERCEPTION by Kim Harrington
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa Desrochers

Review by Carolina Valdez Miller

R

ROMEO REDEEMED by Stacey Jay
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

S

SHIFT by Jeri Smith-Ready
Review by Carrie Harris

SHIFTING by Beth Wiggins

Review by Carolina Valdez Miller
Review by Elana Johnson
Review by Christine Fonseca

SPELL BOUND by Rachel Hawkins
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

THE SPLENDOR FALLS by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini
Review by Corrine Jackson


STAR CURSED by Jessica Spotswood


STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth
Review by Carrie Harris

T

TEXAS GOTHIC by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller
Review by Elana Johnson
Review by Carrie Harris

TIMEPIECE by Myra McEntire
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

TORMENT by Lauren Kate
Review by Elana Johnson

TOUCHED by Corrine Jackson
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

TRANSCENDENCE by C.J. Omololu
Review by Jessica Love

U

THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
W
WILDEFIRE by Karsten Knight
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller

WITCH EYES by Scott Tracey
Review by Christine Fonseca

WOLFSBANE by Andrea Creamer
Review by Christine Fonseca

WRAPPED by Jennifer Bradbury
Review by Carrie Harris


YA Supernatural/Magical Realism

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17 AND GONE by Nova Ren Suma
Review by Lenore Appelhans
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller
B
BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
Review by Katy Upperman

BETWEEN by Jessica Warman 
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller

BURN FOR BURN by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Review by Jessica Love

E

EVERY DAY by David Levithan
Review by Jessica Love

F

FRACTURE by Megan Miranda 

THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
I
IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma

J

JUMP WHEN READY by David Pandolfe


M
Majik by Douglas Reese
Review by SR Johannes

THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller


N
THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson 



HORROR
A
ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake
Review by Stasia Ward Kehoe

G
GIRL OF NIGHTMARES by Kendare Blake
Review by Stasia Ward Kehoe

M
THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER by Megan Shepherd
Review by Katy Upperman

P

R
THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff
Review by Elana Johnson

T
TEN by Gretchen McNeil
Review by Tracy E. Banghart


YA HIGH FANTASY

B
BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore
Review by Katy Upperman

C

CHIME by Franny Billingsley
Review by Elana Johnson

CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson
Review by Elana Johnson

D

DEVINE INTERVENTION by Martha Brockenbrough
Review by Jessica Love

E

EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton
Review by Elana Johnson

F

FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK by Melina Marchetta
Review by Nikki Katz
Review by Carrie Harris
Review by Katy Upperman

FROI OF THE EXILES by Melina Marchetta
Review by Nikki Katz

FURY OF THE PHOENIX by Cindy Pon
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

G

THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson
Review by Carolina Valdez Miller
Review by Elana Johnson
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

GRACELING by Kristin Chashore
Review by Katy Upperman

I
IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin
Review by Katy Upperman

O

ON FORTUNE'S WHEEL by Cynthia Voigt
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

P


POISON by Bridget Zinn
Review by SR Johannes


R
THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
Review by Nikki Katz
Review by Jessica Love

S

THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater
Review by Katy Upperman
Review by Jessica Love

SILVER PHOENIX by Cindy Pon
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

Q
QUINTANA OF CHARYN by Melina Marchetta 
Review by Katy Upperman

ADULT

Urban Fantasy & Paranormal
K
KINDLING THE MOON by Jenn Bennett
Review by Corrine Jackson


S
SUMMONING THE NIGHT by Jenn Bennett 
Review by Corrine Jackson


SUNSHINE by Robin McKinley
Review by Tracy E. Banghart

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